Pupils are constantly challenged to aim high. They are taught leadership skills very effectively. Ofsted

DGS Values

  • A school where everyone is included at the heart of the community
  • A school with high expectations which provides quality learning experiences for all
  • A safe and happy school which creates a sense of pride and promotes respectful relationships for all

Our Mission Statement

"We are a vibrant school community which empowers girls to become resilient and to fulfil their potential as future leaders."

What makes Didcot Girls' School distinctive?

  • Our reputation is deservedly a school ‘committed to excellence’
  • The school values are tangible and clearly understood by all stakeholders
  • The particular strengths of an all girls’ context are widely shared, highly visible and driven through a Growth Mindset culture
  • Our commitment to language learning creates an excellent provision

High Quality Teaching and Learning

  • The DGS Half Dozen defines the framework for high quality teaching and learning across our school
  • Students confidently develop skills for life such as problem solving, team working and creative thinking alongside excellent literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • The creative use of technology creates a cutting edge provision to support high quality teaching and learning

What does this mean?
Students are resilient and confident learners who have a ‘can-do’ attitude which prepares them well for their futures. Staff share a common language for excellent learning and this is evidenced across the school.

A Leadership Culture

  • Students are empowered to take leadership roles, especially through the Leadership Ladder, School Council, House system, Prefect team and the Sixth Form Leadership group
  • A collaborative leadership community, driven by Senior Team and Middle Leaders,  develops where creative ideas are shared, contributing towards the school’s vision
  • Professional development for all staff is responsive to need and shares best practice through collaborative training networks

What does this mean?
Students and staff feel empowered to take leadership roles and are well supported in these roles, enabling individuals to ‘make a difference’ to their school and to the community.

Personalised Support and Guidance

  • High quality mentoring provides personalised support for students’ learning
  • Peer mentoring promotes social cohesion across the school
  • The curriculum offers well tailored learning pathways which provide good progression

What does this mean?
All students feel known in the school community and there is a close understanding of each individual’s needs which leads to appropriate support and high levels of achievement. Students fulfil their potential.

An Outward-Facing Learning Community

  • Outreach work ensures the best of science, languages, arts, sports and business provision is available to students both in and outside of the school
  • An understanding  of different cultures and faiths promotes tolerance and respect

What does this mean?
Students have a wide choice of excellent enrichment and extra-curricular provision which increases their aspirations. They are tolerant of difference and respectful of each other and their community. Our students are proud of their school.

@DidcotGirls01:07 AM - 23rd November, 2017 House Captains in Year 8 inspiring students to make progress on their leadership ladder! Read more
@DidcotGirls01:01 AM - 23rd November, 2017 Come along to Didcot Leisure Centre on November 25th at 7.30 for an immense concert between St Birinus School Choir, Didcot Festival Chorus and Didcot Choral Society, accompanied by Oxford Symphony Orchestra! Tickets available on the door. See you there!
@DidcotGirls01:00 AM - 23rd November, 2017 Year 9 STEM club this evening Read more
@DidcotGirls10:10 PM - 22nd November, 2017 Fantastic seeing kicking off the Heard him speak brilliantly event & great to see celebrity support Read more
@DidcotGirls09:12 PM - 22nd November, 2017 Victoria and Nicole - wonderful advocates for Geography and what a great caption competition opportunity! Read more
@DidcotGirls09:08 PM - 22nd November, 2017 Thank you to all our wonderful D6 students who are acting as subject ambassadors this evening. (Mrs Martin is a teacher, not a student!) Read more
@DidcotGirls09:06 PM - 22nd November, 2017 Just some of Team Science with their bowl of favourite cuddly toys - sorry, cell structures! Read more
@DidcotGirls09:05 PM - 22nd November, 2017 It’s Open Evening at Didcot Sixth Form and we are delighted to welcome over 450 visitors. Here is Team Sociology ready to go! Read more
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